|Sep 19 2017 - Lawrence Timmons|
LB Lawrence Timmons was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins on Tuesday, stemming from his mysterious weekend disappearance in Los Angeles.
|Sep 18 2017 - Senorise Perry|
RB Senorice Perry sparked an active special teams unit by getting a piece of a punt in the fourth quarter.
Perry, the fourth running back, broke through on the left side of the line and got a few fingers on a punt.
|Sep 18 2017 - Jay Ajayi|
RB Jay Ajayi put his usual battering ram form on display against the Chargers. Ajayi (122 yards on 28 carries) ran hard and powered an offense that needed a strong ground game.
Ajayi rushed for 1,272 yards last season and said his goal for this year is to eclipse that total.
|Sep 18 2017 - Byron Maxwell|
CB Byron Maxwell, who was locked in a battle with CB Alterraun Verner, got the start against the Los Angeles Chargers and played every snap.
There was a report the Dolphins had been trying to acquire CB Richard Sherman from Seattle as recently as a month ago but Maxwell had a decent performance against the Chargers.
|Sep 18 2017 - Ndamukong Suh|
DT Ndamukong Suh (four tackles, two for losses) was active against the Los Angeles Chargers, so much so that he got the attention of Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn.
"What I saw early was Suh dominating up front and I got away from (the run)," Lynn said of the running game.
|Sep 18 2017 - Anthony Steen|
LG Anthony Steen started against the Los Angeles Chargers but ended up in a platoon system with LG Jesse Davis. That trend might continue until one of the players secures the job.
|Sep 18 2017 - Julius Thomas|
TE Julius Thomas came to life Sunday in a low-key way.
Thomas, who was barely noticeable during training camp and preseason, ended with three receptions for 26 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers.
|Sep 18 2017 - Jarvis Landry|
WR Jarvis Landry turned out to be QB Jay Cutler's favorite target by a wide margin in the opener. Landry ended with 13 receptions for 78 yards after being targeted 15 times.
WR DeVante Parker was targeted nine times.
|Sep 18 2017 - Jordan Phillips|
DT Jordan Phillips, who was locked in a training camp battle with rookie DT Davon Godchaux, got the start against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Phillips, the 2015 second-round pick, played reasonably well, ending with three tackles while alternating with Godchaux. Overall, Miami was probably happy with its defensive tackles, who were on the front end of a rushing defense that only allowed 44 yards.
|Sep 18 2017 - Jay Cutler|
QB Jay Cutler did a good job of playing a smart game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Cutler (24 of 33, 230 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions, 101.8 passer rating) didn't force passes and allowed things to unfold in a natural and comfortable manner.
|Sep 18 2017 - Lawrence Timmons|
LB Lawrence Timmons of the Dolphins was held out of Sunday's game after leaving the team without notice for a "personal nature." Timmons returned to the team on Sunday, but coach Adam Gase made Timmons inactive against the Chargers. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was on WSVN-TV in Miami on Sunday night and said the personal matter caused Timmons' absence. Rosenhaus said he is not sure Timmons would play this week for the Dolphins. The team was concerned enough to file a missing persons report when Timmons was not in his hotel room Saturday night at bed check, TMZ reported Monday.
|Sep 18 2017 - Lawrence Timmons|
LB Lawrence Timmons wasn't with the team because of an undisclosed issue.
|Sep 18 2017 - Kenny Stills|
Kenny Stills hauled in Jay Cutler's 29-yard touchdown pass to tie the score at 10. Stills took advantage of linebacker Jatavis Brown covering him on the third-quarter catch.
|Sep 18 2017 - Jay Ajayi|
RB Jay Ajayi paced all rushers with 122 yards on 28 carries. It was the first time the Chargers allowed a 100-yard rusher in 18 games.
|Sep 18 2017 - Jay Cutler|
QB Jay Cutler, who came out of retirement when Ryan Tannehill suffered a season-ending knee injury, looked sharp. He completed 24 of 33 passes 230 yards and a touchdown.
"I am enjoying the fact that I am playing football," Cutler said. "It's a good group of guys. Young, enthusiastic, and they make me feel young. It's always fun to win in the NFL, but this locker room is a little bit different. It is special."
Cutler was able to lean on a sturdy running game led by Jay Ajayi. He paced all rushers with 122 yards on 28 carries. It was the first time the Chargers allowed a 100-yard rusher in 18 games.
|Sep 18 2017 - Cody Parkey|
PK Cody Parkey kicked four field goals, but none was bigger than his career-long 54-yarder with 65 seconds left. It lifted the Miami Dolphins to a 19-17 victory over the Chargers before 25,381 at the StubHub Center.
Miami won despite settling for field goals on its three trips in the red zone. But Parkey's work averted disaster for the Dolphins because in his debut for the team he converted the longest game-winning kick in Dolphins history.
"He bailed us out," Miami head coach Adam Gase said.
|Sep 17 2017 - Lawrence Timmons|
Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons left the team on Sunday and missed the club's season-opening contest against the Los Angeles Chargers. Timmons was reportedly angered by something on Saturday and left the team. The Dolphins located Timmons on Sunday but haven't disclosed what led to his actions. Undrafted rookie Chase Allen started in his place. Timmons signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins in the offseason. He has 35.5 career sacks.
|Sep 14 2017 - Rey Maualuga|
MLB Rey Maualuga didn't practice Thursday because of a hamstring injury sustained late last week and is questionable to play Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Maualuga also didn't practice Wednesday, meaning Mike Hull seems the favorite to start Sunday.
|Sep 14 2017 - Anthony Steen|
LG Anthony Steen was officially named the starter Thursday. Steen takes the spot vacated by Ted Larsen (biceps), who is on the injured reserve list but expected to return at some time this season.
|Sep 14 2017 - Mike Pouncey|
C Mike Pouncey had the day off from practice Thursday, but he's still expected to start Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. Miami is trying to manage Pouncey's hip injury and have hinted he might only practice once a week during the season.
|Sep 13 2017 - Mike Pouncey|
C Mike Pouncey, who is trying to manage a hip ailment, will be watched closely this week and in the days after the game.
Pouncey, the three-time Pro Bowl selection who only played five games last season, will likely only practice once a week, which was basically his routine during preseason.
|Sep 13 2017 - Ja'Wuan James|
RT Ja'Wuan James will have his hands full between DEs Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. The Chargers move the ends so James and LT Laremy Tunsil will get a shot at both.
Ingram and Bosa had 1.5 sacks each last week in a 24-21 loss at Denver.
|Sep 13 2017 - Jay Cutler|
QB Jay Cutler said he watched the Los Angeles Chargers-Denver game last week, and he offered this assessment of the Charger defense:
"I thought they played a tough game," he said. "A division opponent like that, they fought back there in the third and fourth quarter. I think Philip (Rivers) is always going to give them a chance to win throughout the game, but it's a good defense. The front seven is good. The secondary is talented. So we'll have our hands full."
|Sep 13 2017 - Rey Maualuga|
MLB Rey Maualuga didn't practice Wednesday due to a hamstring issue. It's unclear if the ailment is related to Maualuga reporting overweight and out of shape.
|Sep 11 2017 - Jarvis Landry|
WR Jarvis Landry remains in a holding pattern regarding possible disciplinary action from the league in relation to his domestic violence allegation.
The Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) State's Attorney office is deciding whether to file charges against Landry for an incident earlier this year. But the NFL is also looking into the matter.
|Sep 11 2017 - Mike Pouncey|
C Mike Pouncey, who has been managing a hip injury, could be affected by not having a bye week. Pouncey, who likely will only practice once a week, might have needed the bye more than anyone.
But that possibility is gone because last week's opener against Tampa Bay has been rescheduled for Nov. 19, previously the bye week. It will be interesting to see if Pouncey is on a snap count, at least early in the season.
|Sep 11 2017 - Rey Maualuga|
MLB Rey Maualuga had an extra week to lose weight and get in shape with the postponement of the Tampa Bay game.
Maualuga said last week he was ready to play a full game, but head coach Adam Gase wasn't so sure.
|Sep 11 2017 - Cody Parkey|
K Cody Parkey, who was 20 of 25 on field goals last season for Cleveland, was 0 of 3 against Miami in an early-season game at Hard Rock Stadium.
That could be good or bad. Parkey was 20 of 22 for the rest of the season, but he struggled at Hard Rock Stadium, his new home.
|Sep 11 2017 - Jay Cutler|
QB Jay Cutler is coming off a good preseason, but must keep his turnovers under control. He lost a fumble on a strip-sack during preseason. Other than that, the strong-armed Cutler appears ready.
His knack for finding WR DeVante Parker on deep routes should be something to watch.
|Sep 6 2017 - Matt Haack|
P Matt Haack, the undrafted rookie who grew up in Iowa and attended college at Arizona State, isn't sure how to behave with the threat of Hurricane Irma looming. "It's the first time I ever had to deal with this honestly," he said. "Coming from Iowa and Arizona, we've never had to deal with anything like this.
"I'm counting on the Dolphins to tell me what to do to be honest. I've never been through anything like this."
|Sep 6 2017 - Byron Maxwell|
CB Byron Maxwell hadn't been named starter for the Tampa Bay game, likely meaning the job on the left side remains up for grabs between Maxwell and Alterraun Verner.
|Sep 6 2017 - Ndamukong Suh|
DT Ndamukong Suh expressed concern Tuesday for the state of Florida due to the threat of Hurricane Irma. "I'm definitely concerned about the community in South Florida as a whole," he said. "Really the whole state, especially with a state of emergency. Luckily, my family doesn't like me so they're up in Portland, Oregon and Detroit and up north. They're safe for the most part but myself, we'll figure something out."
|Sep 6 2017 - Jarvis Landry|
WR Jarvis Landry said he had been looking forward to matching up against Tampa Bay CB Brent Grimes, his ex-teammate. "Honestly, we're looking forward to the matchup, period," he said. "This is the first game of the season. We've been waiting for this for a long time. A lot of anticipation, a lot of hype built up from last year. We want to come out and take it one game at a time this season and Tampa Bay is the first team that we get a chance to do that with."
|Sep 6 2017 - Ryan Tannehill|
QB Ryan Tannehill has been in the locker room twice this week and seems in good spirits after having season-ending surgery on his left knee. Tannehill casually chatted with reporters Monday about his alma mater, Texas A&M, and its disappointing 45-44 loss to UCLA.
|Sep 4 2017 - Ted Larsen|
G Ted Larsen (biceps) was placed on the injured reserve list Monday. Larsen will likely return sometime during the season.
|Sep 4 2017 - Cameron Malveaux|
DE Cameron Malveaux, an undrafted rookie out of Houston, was signed to the practice squad Sunday after being waived Saturday. The news was probably especially meaningful to Malveaux, who is from flood-ravaged Beaumont, Tex., which was in the path of Hurricane Harvey.
|Sep 4 2017 - De'Veon Smith|
RB De'Veon Smith, an undrafted rookie out of Michigan, was signed to the practice squad Sunday after being waived Saturday. Smith ran hard in training camp and preseason but never got a look with starters and rarely got looks with predominantly second-teamers. Still, he showed enough to stick around.
|Sep 4 2017 - Drew Morgan|
WR Drew Morgan, an undrafted rookie out of Arkansas, was signed to the practice squad Sunday after being waived Saturday. Morgan, who flashed in offseason workouts but was relatively quiet in training camp and preseason, also serves as a punt returner.
|Sep 4 2017 - Sean Hickey|
T Sean Hickey, signed during training camp, was signed to the practice Sunday after being waived Saturday. Hickey provides depth at a position where depth is questionable.
|Sep 4 2017 - Jordan Lucas|
CB Jordan Lucas, a 2016 sixth-round pick, was signed to the practice squad Sunday after being waived Saturday. Lucas has switched between cornerback and safety in his short career, and also plays special teams.
|Sep 4 2017 - *Thomas Duarte|
TE Thomas Duarte, the 2016 seventh-round draft pick from UCLA, was signed to the practice squad Sunday after being waived Saturday. Duarte had an increased role on special teams during training camp and preseason but still must sharpen his receiving skills.
|Sep 4 2017 - Brandon Doughty|
QB Brandon Doughty, the 2016 seventh-round pick from Western Kentucky, was signed to the practice squad Sunday after being waived Saturday. Doughty hasn't appeared in a game.
|Sep 4 2017 - Malcolm Lewis|
WR Malcolm Lewis, waived Saturday, was signed to the practice squad Sunday. Lewis, undrafted out of the University of Miami in 2016, spent time on Miami's practice squad last season.
|Sep 4 2017 - Justin March-Lillard|
LB Justin March-Lillard was claimed on waivers Sunday, and he'll likely be a core special teams player. March-Lillard, waived by Kansas City, started five games for the Chiefs last season before a hand injury landed him on injured reserve.
|Sep 4 2017 - Cody Parkey|
K Cody Parkey, cut by Cleveland, was claimed on waivers Sunday by Miami. Parkey, curiously, missed three field-goal attempts, including a 46-yard attempt on the final play of regulation, against Miami last season to help the Dolphins earn a 30-24 overtime victory. Parkey was 20 of 25 on attempts last season for the Browns.
|Sep 3 2017 - *Raekwon McMillan|
MLB Raekwon McMillan, who sustained a season-ending knee injury in the preseason opener against Atlanta, was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday. McMillan, the second-round pick from Ohio State, was the starter.
|Sep 3 2017 - Tony Lippett|
CB Tony Lippett, who sustained a season-ending Achilles injury in training camp, was officially placed on the injured reserve list Saturday. Lippett, who started 13 games and had a team-best four interceptions last season, might have been starting right now in light of the struggles of starter Byron Maxwell.
|Sep 3 2017 - Brandon Doughty|
QB Brandon Doughty, the 2016 seventh-round pick from Western Kentucky, was waived Saturday, making him the fourth member of the 2016 draft class to get axed. Doughty was signed to the practice squad Sunday to serve as No. 3 behind starter Jay Cutler and backup Matt Moore.
|Sep 3 2017 - Jordan Lucas|
CB Jordan Lucas, the 2016 sixth-round pick from Penn State, was waived Saturday. r Lucas, who has bounced between cornerback and safety, was signed to the practice squad Sunday. His special teams participation increased during training camp and preseason.
|Sep 3 2017 - T.J. McDonald|
S T.J. McDonald, who is suspended for the first eight games, was signed to a four-year, $24 million with $10 million guaranteed. The hard-hitting McDonald stood out in training camp and preseason. He'll likely be installed as the starter alongside S Reshad Jones once his suspension is over.